Board Members

Carole Wainaina

Carole Wainaina served as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management at the United Nations between 2014-2017. She is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Africa50 Infrastructure Fund.

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William Asiko

William Asiko

William Asiko is the chief executive officer of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF). ICF is a donor-funded international organization that works with receptive governments in Africa to remove barriers to both foreign and domestic investment in their respective countries.

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Doug Baker

Douglas R. Baker is Chief Financial Officer at Learning Care Group, a position he has held since September 2017.

As CFO, Baker leads Learning Care Group’s Finance, IT and Real Estate functions in addition to its strategic growth initiatives as the company furthers its leadership role among childcare providers through educational excellence and outstanding customer service.

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Jack Fields

Jack Fields is the CEO of Twenty-First Century Group (TFCG), a one-of-a-kind boutique political consulting firm. Prior to the founding of TFCG, Fields represented the 8th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980 to 1997.

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Willard Freeman

Willard O. Freeman has more than 25 years of experience in representing numerous developers, corporations, law firms and government agencies in complex real estate transactions. He successfully completed the leasing of 800 Ninth Street, SW to the General Services Administration.

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Mark Hollinger

A 24-year veteran of Discovery Communications, Mark Hollinger most recently served as president and CEO for Discovery Networks International (DNI), resigning his role in 2014. During his tenure, Hollinger oversaw the strategic development and daily operations of a division that distributed 44 entertainment brands in 45 languages.

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William Irwin

William Irwin is a retired Chevron executive, where he spent a career in engineering and operations disciplines. He concentrated on the international arena, focusing on Africa, South America and southeast Asia.

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Anthony V. Lupo

Anthony Lupo, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Arent Fox LLP, serves as a member of the firm’s executive committee, co-chairs the Intellectual Property practice, and chairs the Fashion, Luxury Goods & Retail group.

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Aric Noboa

Aric Noboa is responsible for the vision, growth and management of Discovery Learning Alliance, a non-profit organization using the power of media to transform education and improve lives in underserved communities around the world.

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Tamela Noboa

Tamela Noboa serves as managing director of Discovery Learning Alliance. By bringing together Discovery’s content, resources and expertise with those of other public and private sector partners, Noboa drives DLA’s strategic direction, leads innovative efforts to take successful initiatives to scale and forges new partnerships to help achieve the Millennium Development goal for universal education.

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